Friday, October 17, 2008

Very Nice Gesture

  • When a Stone Park police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident, friends and fellow officers decided to hold a car raffle to help raise money for his family.

    A Chicago policeman won the car, but he didn't keep it.

    It's the [story] of a community pitching in to help the family of a fallen police officer, also a police officer doing what he could to try to help that family as well.

    Mike Scali, a police officer in Chicago's 18th district, won a brand new Ford Focus in a raffle. Rather than driving it home, he decided to turn it over to Anna, whose husband was killed in March in a motorcycle crash. He'd been an officer for seven years. The raffle raised $16,000, all of which went to the family.

Nice job Officer.

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW THATS A CLASS ACT

10/17/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudo's to Mike Scali, obviously a class act who walks the walk. My hat is off to this Officer.

10/17/2008 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Mike Scali...he's a good guy. Nice job Mikey.

10/17/2008 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job, office.

But, Christ, channel 7. Do you think you can give the proper credit due to a CHICAGO police officer? Your asinine website claims a Stone Park PO donated the car. The Stone Park PO was the unfortunate victim in that off duty crash.

10/17/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!

Anyone think a lawyer woulda made that same gesture?

10/17/2008 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this what the department could use more of... an officer being selfless and giving back to those that truly need the help. thank you officer, for showing that cpd police officers know the true meaning of sacrifice and dedication.

10/17/2008 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Scali,
Cheers, you sir are a gentleman.
May God bless you richly for your demonstration of kindness.

10/17/2008 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding job, thanks officer.

10/17/2008 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

He earned his angel wings.

10/17/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

The man is all class.

Nice job. :)

10/17/2008 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone who does what Mike Scali did doesn't do it for recognition...but, hats off to you, Mike.

10/17/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on, Scali. You're the best!

10/17/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making us proud, again. Thanks Office very generous and kind.

10/17/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be My Mirror, My Sword, My Shield.

Way to go brother.

10/17/2008 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to Go Mike SCALI, your CPD brothers and sisters are proud of you. Hey FOP, whay not have an Octoberfest Pizza Party or something, and we'll raise some big bucks and buy Mike a Corvette or something? That would be really cool.
Also, you can tell that Mike is not a CLOUT-Baby Cop, all they know is how to take, take, take, like their Politician counterparts.

10/17/2008 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Liberal Chicagoland News Media, purposely only shows Chicago Cops in a bad light, that's why their ratings are in the Tank. I'm e-mailing FOX NEWS, and giving O'Reilly the full skinny on Mike and his fantastic kind act.
Don't buy Chicago Newspapers, or watch Mainstream Chicago News, and DEFINATELY make note of the commercial Advertisers on the Liberal Chicago News Networks, and Boycott their Products like the Plague. Shop Outside Crook County for everything possible. Christmas is coming, and Grinch Daley is trying to steal it completely, while he and his family and chronies get richer and fatter every day.

10/17/2008 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I am impressed by this officer's outstanding actions. Great job PO Scali!!!

10/17/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely done.

10/17/2008 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was very nice. we should all be proud

10/17/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over 20 years ago at roll call there was a speaker from another unit selling fund raising tickets for a copper with cancer. A sergeant whom I respected a lot already, bought $25 worth of tickets. The speaker asked what name to put on the ticket and the sergeant said to put the beneficiary of the fundraiser's name on the ticket. That was class. Since then I've always done the same.

This copper may not have put their name on the ticket, but he did the same thing when he won. There is a special place in heaven for people like him. WTG!

10/17/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Scali, in these hard times it is great to see such a kind act. You're an inspiration!!!

Be Safe!!!

DuPage County P.O.

10/17/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Scali, You are an awesome person!! Congrats to you for your incredible kind act!

10/17/2008 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now this Scali kid...hes a class act for doin that..! a big slap on the back to you Mike. If i was your boss I'd give you a couple of duck days for bringing credit to the department with this.

Signed 008 Boss

10/17/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A prince!

10/17/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good story. Good guy. Probably a great cop.

Thanks, you made my day.

10/17/2008 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good going mike!

10/17/2008 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Mikey.......now go home and get your shine box!

10/17/2008 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Mike Scali. Now that is kindness.

10/17/2008 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

As a memeber of the Stone Park PD. I would like to say THANK YOU. This is the kinda class act that I have always experienced from CPPD. You guys have helped us out many of other times. Stay safe my fellow Brothers, you are the best.

10/17/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class act all the way and a fellow paesan too. Hat's off to you brother.

10/17/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!

Anyone think a lawyer woulda made that same gesture?

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As a retired policeman, from the west side "Fort Forgotten", I can tell you that everytime I buy raffle tickets, I write the name of the family down, as I am sure many others do.

However, my hat is off to P.O. Scali, I have never been tempted by finding out that I won.

Best wishes to the family of our departed brother.

10/17/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What goes around, comes around. Now THAT'S a man!

10/17/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job, office.

But, Christ, channel 7. Do you think you can give the proper credit due to a CHICAGO police officer? Your asinine website claims a Stone Park PO donated the car. The Stone Park PO was the unfortunate victim in that off duty crash.

10/17/2008 02:04:00 AM

the article did say a chgo p/o, the headline was screwed up

10/17/2008 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One small problem: Mike is gonna have to pay taxes on his winnings. ouch. Let's have a party for him to cover the cost!

10/17/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB MIKE,YOU JUST MADE MY DAY.ITS AWSOME TO HEAR GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS ONE...STAY SAFE OUT THERE BOYS AND GIRLS....

10/17/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done office

10/17/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous nomorecpd02 said...

A very nice gesture and what the btotherhood of blue is all about.

10/17/2008 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous nomorecpd said...

Don't know where to post this so I will ask you scc. I am retired CPD, a brother who ia Sgt in Vegas and a cousin currently in 22. We are a having a cancer fundraiser for another brother on 1 Nove 08 at Hawthorn Race Track from 4-pm-10pm. Is there somewhere to post that on this site?? www.taketimefortom. I am just trying to reach guys I used to work with. It is on the FOP site but I thought it was going to be in the newsletter to reach more people but if wasn't. Any help or advise would be appreciated. Feel free to edit this if you can post it. terrygibbons@nomorecpd02@aol.com

10/17/2008 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job office

--- JW

10/17/2008 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

class act, brother!

10/17/2008 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gentleman, class act, and good guy. Someone from 018 clue everyone in on this officer. You know what I'm talking about. Not taking anything away from this incident it is very thoughtful on his part. Who needs a Ford Focus when you can drive an expensive sports car. $$$$$. Stay safe everyone.

10/17/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nice guy,this story gave this police wife the goosebumps!

10/17/2008 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go! That was very generous of you.

10/17/2008 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

It is a real pleasure to read all the positive comments about one of our own. No backbiting or nasty comments. It was a really fine gesture on Mike Scali's part and God bless the family of the deceased PO.

10/17/2008 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Col. Robert McCormick said...

Speaking of a very nice gesture, the Chicago Tribune has endorsed Obama for Prez. A cold day in hell has arrived!

10/17/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...That's one great officer that we have. God Bless you sir...

10/17/2008 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos, officer. I am proud to walk with you.

10/17/2008 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always liked dem Italiens. God bless.

10/17/2008 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merit Sarge material, more deserving then most of em'

10/17/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger ispeeved said...

hat tip and salute to Officer Scali. We are all very aware of the good in all of us, convincing the press and public is another thing. Thankyou Mike for giving coppers good press for a change.

10/17/2008 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

Congratulations officer, a gentleman and a scholar !!!!

10/17/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After partnering with Mike for many years both up and down, this was a Class act that reflects positively on us all. Thanks Mike we need all the Good Press we can get.

NM

10/18/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Anonymous said...
I always liked dem Italiens. God bless.

10/17/2008 08:01:00 PM


I'm fond of them too, but there's just something special about the Irish. And Germans. And the Polish...

I could go on and on... ;)

10/18/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A heart of gold as big as Montana. There are many like this in our ranks....the public just doesn't realize it. But WE DO, and that's all that matters. Thank you for being the kind of man you are!!!

10/18/2008 04:46:00 PM  

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